ABC Upcoming Episode Press Releases - Various Shows - 23rd March 2015 By Bradley Adams (March 23, 2015, 5:45 pm)
Last Man Standing, The Middle, Nashville, The Goldbergs, Black-ish, Forever, Fresh Off The Boat
Last Man Standing - Episode 4.20 - Restaurant Opening
“Restaurant Opening” – At the grand opening of The Outdoor Man Grill, things get tense when restaurant manager Kristin feels like co-owner Ed is undermining her ability to run the place. Meanwhile, Eve distances herself from a childhood girlfriend who seems to have a crush on her, on “Last Man Standing,” FRIDAY, APRIL 3 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET)on the ABC Television Network.
“Last Man Standing” stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
Guest starring are Sarah Gilman as Cammy, Jennifer Williams as elderly woman, Lee Doud as waiter, Keiko Elizabeth as woman.
“Restaurant Opening” was written by Gracie Charters and directed by Victor Gonzalez.
Fresh Off the Boat - Episode 1.11 - Very Superstitious
"Very Superstitious" - Jessica's superstitions get the best of her when she sells a house with the address 44 West 44th Street - the number 4 being bad luck in Chinese culture. At the urging of the new school counselor (guest star Judah Friedlander as Ray), Eddie decides to run for school president, but Jessica's bad luck gets the best of him too when a white lie spirals out of control , on "Fresh Off the Boat," TUESDAY, APRIL 7, (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. Former NBA star Scottie Pippen appears as himself.
"Fresh Off the Boat" stars Randall Park as Louis, Constance Wu as Jessica, Hudson Yang as Eddie, Forrest Wheeler as Emery and Ian Chen as Evan. Eddie Huang provides THE VOICE over narration.
Guest starring are Lucille Soong as Grandma Huang, Paul Scheer as Mitch, Jillian Armenante as Nancy, Scottie Pippen as himself, Amanda Lund as Vanessa, Judah Friedlander as Ray, Vernee Watson as Mrs. Parker, Arden Myrin as Ashley Alexander and Albert Tsai as Phillip Goldstein.
"Very Superstitious" was written by Ali Wong. Alex Hardcastle directed.
"Best Foot Forward" -- The uber-competitive and passionate backstage world of ballet is the backdrop for Henry and Jo's next murder investigation. When a severed human foot encased in a blood-soaked ballet shoe turns up in a bin at the theater, Henry and the detectives race the clock to find the body in this high profile case. Flashbacks to 1929 Paris reveal Henry's emotional experience with a female sculptor friend when drugs collided with the pressure of artistic inspiration. Meanwhile, things have heated up a little too quickly between Jo and Isaac for Jo's taste, but Henry encourages her to overcome her fear of being hurt and take a chance on finding love. Abe engages Lucas' help in tracking down Abigail's whereabouts after leaving Henry. Finally, Henry contemplates whether he should try out Adam's theory about the gun that originally shot and killed him, on "Forever," TUESDAY, APRIL 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Forever" stars Ioan Gruffudd as Henry, Judd Hirsch as Abe, Alana De La Garza as Detective Jo Martinez, Lorraine Toussaint as Lt. Joanne Reece, Donnie Keshawarz as Detective Hanson and Joel David Moore as Lucas.
Guest starring are Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Isaac Monroe, Carmen Cabrera as Eva, Andhy Mendez as Luis, Irina Dvorovenko as Odessa, Michel Gill as Dmitry and Elizabeth Gray as Valerie,
"Best Foot Forward" is written by Sarah Nicole Jones & Zev Borow and directed by John Kretchmer.
The Middle - Episode 6.19 - Siblings and Sombreros
"Siblings and Sombreros" - After Axl forgets to bring home a sombrero that Sue needs for a special high school senior photo she's setting up with Brad, she becomes super angry and won't let up on arguing with him. In an attempt to remedy the situation, Frankie takes Mike's advice to individually tell Sue and Axl the truth about how she thinks each of them is handling the situation, which causes even more friction amongst the bickering siblings. Meanwhile, Mike is shocked to learn that Brick has been awarded with the middle school's Athlete of the Month award, on "The Middle," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (8:00-8:30 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Middle" stars Patricia Heaton as Frankie, Neil Flynn as Mike, Charlie McDermott as Axl, Eden Sher as Sue and Atticus Shaffer as Brick.
Guest starring is Brock Ciarlelli as Brad Bottig.
"Siblings and Sombreros" was written by Jana Hunter & Mitch Hunter and directed by Melissa Kosar.
"I Drank the Mold" - During his birthday sleepover Beverly has planned, Adam's friend Garry shares his dad's home brewed beer and gets everyone sick. Many of the parents believe Adam is a bad influence and forbid his friends from hanging out with him. Meanwhile, Murray tells Barry and Erica he will buy a new CD player only if they are able to write the greatest song ever. What they write is horrible but when Murray hears the song, he recognizes Erica's singing talent and her love of music, on "The Goldbergs," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (8:30-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"The Goldbergs" stars Wendi McLendon-Covey ("Bridesmaids") as Beverly Goldberg, Patton Oswalt ("Ratatouille") as adult Adam Goldberg, Sean Giambrone as Adam Goldberg, Troy Gentile ("Good Luck Chuck") as Barry Goldberg, Hayley Orrantia ("The X Factor") as Erica Goldberg, with George Segal ("Just Shoot Me") as Pops Solomon and Jeff Garlin ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") as Murray Goldberg.
Guest starring is Stephen Tobolowsky as Principal Ball, Jennifer Irwin as Virginia Kremp, Suzy Nakamura as Mrs. Kim, Kenny Ridwan as Dave Kim, Sam Kindseth as Dave Sirota, Jacob Hopkins as Chad Kremp, Nathan Gamble as Garry Ball, Mike Nojun Park as Sam Goody Guy, Mike Rock as Mr. Sirota, Morgan Beck as Cowboy Josh and Lynette Dupree as Lunch Lady.
"I Drank the Mold" was written by Aaron Kaczander and directed by Jon Corn.
"The Real World" - When Bow reconnects with her college friends on Facebook, she invites them over for an elaborate dinner party and tries to impress them. But the night of the party, Dre ends up learning a lot of new information about Bow's past. Meanwhile, the kids discover that one of Bow's friend's was on "The Real World," so they decide to shoot their own reality show and document the party, on "black-ish," WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (9:31-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"black-ish" stars Anthony Anderson as Andre "Dre" Johnson, Tracee Ellis Ross as Rainbow Johnson, Yara Shahidi as Zoey Johnson, Marcus Scribner as Andre Johnson, Jr., Miles Brown as Jack Johnson, Marsai Martin as Diane Johnson and special guest star, Laurence Fishburne.
Guest starring are Jeff Meacham as Josh, Deon Cole as Charlie and Allen Maldonado as Curtis.
"The Real World" was written by Scott Weinger and directed by Victor Nelli.
Nashville - Episode 3.17 - This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin'
"This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin'" - Juliette is excited about Rayna throwing her a star-studded baby shower, but when Rayna gets pulled into Sadie's drama instead of hosting, Juliette starts her own mama drama. Bucky and Luke Wheeler both are interested in signing rising singer/songwriter Ron Pope (who guest stars as himself). Gunnar is upset by Scarlett growing closer to Dr. Rand, and Sadie finds a kindred spirit in an old friend, on "Nashville" airing WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Ron Pope has made a name for himself in the music industry as one of the top-grossing independent acts on the scene today. On the sales front, he has sold over 2 million singles to date, averages 15 million spins a month on Pandora, and has 75 million Spotify streams in top 10 songs alone (117 million total streams across all songs/streaming platforms). He also tours the US and internationally regularly, playing to sold out crowds at top venues. Ron is a talent partner at Maker Studios, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.
"Nashville" stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O'Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Eric Close as Teddy Conrad, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Oliver Hudson as Jeff Fordham, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad and Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad.
Guest starring are Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Kourtney Hansen as Emily, Laura Benanti as Sadie Stone, Moniqua Plante as Natasha, Ron Pope as himself and Jay Wilkison as Pete Collins.
"This Just Ain't a Good Day for Leavin'" was written by Paul Keables and directed by Michael Lohmann.
Last Man Standing - Episode 4.21 - Vanessa Fixes Up Eve
"Vanessa Fixes Up Eve" - Vanessa plays matchmaker for Eve and sets her up with one of her students - not realizing Eve may already be going out with someone else. Meanwhile, Mike and Chuck suspect Eve is secretly dating Chuck's son, Brandon, on "Last Man Standing," FRIDAY, APRIL 10 (8:00-8:31 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
"Last Man Standing" stars Tim Allen as Mike Baxter, Nancy Travis as Vanessa Baxter, Molly Ephraim as Mandy Baxter, Kaitlyn Dever as Eve Baxter, Amanda Fuller as Kristin Baxter, Christoph Sanders as Kyle Anderson, Flynn Morrison as Boyd Baxter and Hector Elizondo as Ed Alzate.
Guest starring are Erika Alexander as Carol, Nadji Jeter as Brandon, Winston Lucas as Logan.
"Vanessa Fixes Up Eve" was written by Ed Yeager and directed by Tim Doyle.
"Village Mode" - Cristela, Josh & Maddie are hours away from taking the bar exam and everyone is handling the stress a little differently. Cristela is feeling confident about the test, until Daniela loses her job. It's a family crisis when Natalia goes into "Village Mode" -- which is similar to survival mode, demanding that Cristela put off the test and get a job at the local hair salon. Will Cristela pass up the opportunity to advance her own career just to help put her family at ease? This episode of "Cristela" airs on FRIDAY, APRIL 10 (8:31-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Cristela" stars Cristela Alonzo as Cristela, Carlos Ponce as Felix, Maria Canals-Barrera as Daniela, Terri Hoyos as Natalia, Andrew Leeds as Josh, Sam McMurray as Trent, Justine Lupe as Maddie, Jacob Guenther as Henry, and Isabella Day as Isabella. Stand-up sensation Gabriel Iglesias ("The Fluffy Movie") appears in a recurring role as Alberto.
Guest cast: Adam Shapiro as Ben Buckner.
"Village Mode" was written by Pat Bullard & Peter Murrieta and directed by Bob Koherr.